Beautifully written, honest, heartbreaking and healing. An incredibly intense memoir.... centered around a woman and her unconventional and intrinsicaBeautifully written, honest, heartbreaking and healing. An incredibly intense memoir.... centered around a woman and her unconventional and intrinsically interesting relationship with her father. I stayed up all night reading.... the delicate questions that Sarah Tomlinson asks herself....lead to self-pondering upon my own childhood and my relationship choices, and kept me up thinking until dawn. Beautiful and hypnotic....more
Naughty naughty Stephen King and publishers. This is just taking a whole complete book- under the dome....and republishing it as two parts. I love SteNaughty naughty Stephen King and publishers. This is just taking a whole complete book- under the dome....and republishing it as two parts. I love Stephen King books....but this was just an annoying and unessiary ploy to squeeze more money out of book buyers. The complete book is the hardcover edition........do not buy this naughty ploy.
The first edition hardcover was published with all of its 1080 pages. The original mass market paperback was published in its full 1088 page glory......
This is just the second half of an already published novel, in new packaging...... The publishers are just laughing all the way to the bank at customers duped into paying twice, for breaking one novel into two pieces. ...more
The Little Green Book of Chairman Rahma by Brian Herbert
The world has been saved, a wild revolution, formed by environmentalists, has seized control of
The Little Green Book of Chairman Rahma by Brian Herbert
The world has been saved, a wild revolution, formed by environmentalists, has seized control of the United States....... It's a bright new green green world....or so it seems.
A world dominated by the Dictator Chairman Rahma, on the surface seems idyllic, but great dictators who rule with complete and absolute authority, will be challenged. In a world ruled by complete censorship and an iron will there is an increasing amount of descent. In this case by corporations and rebels alike, joined by foreign corporations and governments, the the almighty grip of Chairman Rahma, begins to topple.
I enjoyed the romantic notion of a completely green world, where, amongst many other things, air pollution is outlawed..... But the reality of human nature ( and mutants) ..... shows it's true recalcitrant ways.
The secret lives of the Tsars.........by Michael Farquhar Secret Lives of the Tsars Three Centuries of Autocracy, Debauchery, Betrayal, Murder, and Madn The secret lives of the Tsars.........by Michael Farquhar Secret Lives of the Tsars Three Centuries of Autocracy, Debauchery, Betrayal, Murder, and Madness from Romanov Russia By Michael Farquhar
The scandalous and salacious life and times of the famous( or is it infamous) tsars and tsarinas of Russia. A lovely rich salacious history of mother Russia.
I have read other books in this series....... And find them equally compelling.
Gossip, intreague, sassy, odd, bizarre and utterly fabulous. Michael Farquhar does not disappoint.
A great fun read of some very compelling and intreaguing characters, played out on the vast landscape of Russia. Peppered with quotes and correspondence of the era, each tsar or tsarina, is brought to life...and the sauciest bits laid bare. A great read!!
No.........just no. I can't even call the characters one dimensional....they are less than that. I really tried to like this book......bThe end.........
No.........just no. I can't even call the characters one dimensional....they are less than that. I really tried to like this book......but no.
Plagued by grammar issues, dialogue issues, plot holes, weird stilted and saccharine lovey-dovey-eeewie-gooooey family dynamics, the non-dimensional characters, odd ( and not in a good way) story arcs, ........here the thing it ........has elements that should be interesting, post apocalyptic, dystopian, end of the world as we know it, ect, ideas that in themselves are intrinsically exciting.........but instead it turn into a miring clump of trite.
My head hurts.
The author has no idea of what makes a good story...... There is a guideline that all good authors/ writers/ books have and that is ........show don't tell.
The only way to escape is to close the book, push it through a wood chipper and wish that you could have gotten the last three hours of your life back.
I love Copper Magic, I couldn't put it down. Within the first chapter I was hooked, the characters, the mystery, and the small town located on Lake MiI love Copper Magic, I couldn't put it down. Within the first chapter I was hooked, the characters, the mystery, and the small town located on Lake Michigan came to life....and I read it straight through.
Copper Magic by Julia Mary Gibson is an absolutely charming new novel. A great story, wonderful characters and a delightfully drawn tale.
In this day and age we are inundated with stories of magic, this one is delightfully different. The story weaves wonderful characters, the spunky and feisty Violet Marie Blake, into a tale of mystery, magic and Native American Culture.
What Intrigued me most, was the power of the magic, and the understanding that magic can't always be controlled. There are so many stories of magic and the main character goes through a transformation to be able to control that power......but true magic doesn't necessarily need to be tamed, or can be tamed.
I loved how Native American tradition was woven through the tale, and in no way did it ever take on a preachy tone. It was simply beautifully done.
I was transported to a different time. It was elegant, yet sassy and funny and charming and breathtaking and timeless and heartbreaking and........magical. Copper Magic is one I will read again and again..... It is sure to become an American Classic and I applaud Julia Gibson for telling the tale in such an authentic voice. Copper Magic is going to win some big awards.
I received an advanced copy through net galley...... I wasn't paid for this review.......it's just a beautiful read.